July 19, 2006
Drum and Bugle contest -- Shenandoah Sound Drum and Bugle Corps will present Sounds of the South at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. This is a drum-and-bugle competition to benefit band programs of Glen Burnie and Arundel high schools, the Arundel Instrumental Music Association and the Chesapeake Argonauts Drum and Bugle Corps. This contest will host bands of children of all ages from several states. The cost is $10 in advance, and $12 at the gate.
May 5, 2006
JANET R. IMKE, of Greenbackville, VA died May 3, 2006. She was the wife of Robert D. Imke, her husband of 54 years. Born December 12, 1930 in Gettysburg, PA, she was the daughter of the late M.P. Rhodes and the late Bessie Starner Rhodes. Janet was a graduate of Shenandoah University. She was a vocal music teacher and also worked in the retail industry. In addition to her husband, David, she is survived by a daughter, Debra Mc Aulay of Hanover, PA. There will be no memorial services following cremation.
March 28, 2006
Producing Shenandoah at Ford's Theatre in Washington sounded like a good idea for several reasons. The show is set during the Civil War, and Ford's is a major landmark of that era. In addition, when this 1975 anti-war musical debuted, the country was still reeling from Vietnam; three decades later, the nation is at loggerheads over our involvement in another foreign conflict. Finally, this revival is directed by Jeff Calhoun, whose Deaf West production of Big River - set just before the Civil War - was one of the finest shows this critic has ever seen at Ford's.
March 12, 2006
Freshman Tom Dooley scored three times and the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team was held to three goals over the first 58 minutes as 18th-ranked Hofstra upset the No. 8 Blue Jays, 11-6, yesterday at James M. Shuart Stadium in Hempstead, N.Y. Athan Iannucci finished with two goals and an assist for the Pride (2-1). Kevin Huntley led Hopkins (2-2) with three goals. Hofstra scored the first three goals in the game on the way to a 4-1 lead after one period. The Blue Jays got on the board with 3:01 to play in the first as Kevin Huntley scored a man-up goal, off a pass from Drew Dabrowski.
November 3, 2005
Doris C. Carpenter, a homemaker and former substitute teacher, died of complications from a stroke Sunday at Sinai Hospital. The Woodbine resident was 85. Born Doris Claire Koontz in Atlanta, she was raised in Shenandoah, Va. She earned a bachelor's degree in education from what was then Madison College, now James Madison University, in Harrisonburg, Va., in 1939. Mrs. Carpenter taught elementary school in Virginia for several years, and from 1947 to 1952, was an FBI file clerk in Washington, Memphis, Tenn.
July 22, 2005
KINSALE, Va. - "Smells like detritus!" hollers Justin Powers, 17, as our kayak flotilla noses into a salt marsh where the Yeocomico and Potomac rivers meet near the Chesapeake. It is good that Justin and his 15 colleagues from Turner Ashby High School, in the far-off Shenandoah Valley farming country, know the odor of organic matter decaying from tidal marshes - vital fuel for the web of life in the Chesapeake. Making the connections between farmland and bay waters has never been more pressing.